Terms of Reference

Call for Proposals – Video on the recovery of stolen assets for social media and web platforms

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against
corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s
mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption to build a future Sri Lanka which is
equitable, peaceful and just.

There is a pressing need to address the lack of awareness and understanding amongst the public in
Sri Lanka regarding anti-corruption concepts such as the recovery of stolen assets. The video is
intended to bridge this gap creatively, enhancing knowledge on the concept and the devastating
impact of corruption and illicit financial flows on society, and creating a public dialogue as to the need
for strong legislative frameworks to ensure the recovery of assets stolen from Sri Lanka.

TISL is calling for proposals to develop a 2D or 3D short animated video or a live action video
(maximum 2 minutes long) that informs the general public about the devastating nature of illicit
financial flows, the concept of asset recovery and the importance of recovering assets lost to Sri Lanka
as a result of corruption. The video should be available in English, Sinhala and Tamil and will be
used in social media and other web-based platforms.

TISL will provide the required expertise wherever required or requested. The products should be
developed within a one-month period of awarding the contract.

The proposal should include:
• A detail outline as to how the impact of illicit financial flows on Sri Lanka and the concept of
asset recovery will be communicated.
• A clear insight and approach
• Whether the video will be and animation or a live action video
• The duration of the video
• Proposed budget (The range of the cost must be between Rs. 400,000 and Rs. 450,000/=)
• Timeframe required to complete the assignment
• Samples of similar past campaigns

Note: the substance of the messages will be further developed with TISL’s input once the supplier is
finalized.
Proposals along with budget details should be emailed to [email protected] by 21st August 2019.

TERMS OF REFERENCE
Development of an online database on Politically Exposed Persons (PEP)

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

TISL is seeking a suitable individual or organization to develop an online database on Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs).

Officials who are entrusted with prominent public functions with the power to influence important decisions are recognized as Politically Exposed Persons by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the institution that sets standards and promote effective implementation of measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system. As a result of the power PEPs hold, FATF recommends that their financial activities need to be subjected to enhanced scrutiny to prevent and identify money laundering and terrorist financing risks. Comprehensive PEP databases can assist financial monitoring actors to identify these individuals so that they can employ enhanced scrutiny mechanisms. For an example of such a database refer https://pep.org.ua/en/ .

The database should fulfill the following requirements:
• There should be two profiles – Basic profile and the extended profiles per one individual/institution – with sub categories including career, connections, assets- monetary and otherwise, liabilities and connections (family, personal and business), founders (if a business) and the data sources.
• Have a search tab that allows for searching the data based on the name of the individual/company, category of PEPs and the sub categories under the extended profile.
• Have a system in which the website is updated automatically upon feedback from TISL and reflect time last updated through a time stamp.
• Allow for narrative descriptions and updates with user friendly data downloading ability.
• The data should be presented in a user friendly and creative manner using up-to-date technology.
• The website must be responsive (Accessible from mobile phones, tablet devices, and PCs.).
• All final source codes to be transferred to TISL after developing the website.
• Domain name and server space will be provided by TISL.
• The database should be developed within a span of two months upon the selection of the service provider.

Interested parties should submit their proposal to [email protected] by 28th June 2016.
The proposal should include:
• A detail outline as to how the information will be presented in an informative and a user-friendly manner.
• Proposed budget with a breakdown (The range of the cost must be between Rs. 400,000 and Rs. 450,000/=)
• Time-frame required to complete the assignment
• Links/samples of similar past projects

Please mention “PEP Database Proposal” as the subject.

TERMS OF REFERENCE – Video on Anti-Corruption

TISL is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just.

Corruption has long been a major issue in Sri Lanka however, public awareness of the laws relating to corruption remains minimal. This lack of awareness among the public including the youth, discourages meaningful engagement with citizens on anti-corruption initiatives. To address these needs, TISL is conducting a series of training programmes for youth in the Northern and Eastern provinces on anti-corruption mechanisms.

TISL is seeking the services of a production house, to develop two 3 minute-long videos in the Sinhala & Tamil languages. The videos will provide information on anti-corruption mechanisms in the country and will breakdown complex terminology in an easily comprehensible manner.

Videos will include the following information –
1. The training program and input of the participants
2. What is corruption and the different forms of corruption
3. The role of the CIABOC
4. The duty/responsibility of the youth to fight corruption
5. Different ways in which to fight corruption
Development of the videos will require the production crew to travel to the first training program to gather input from participants.

Quotations should include:
• A relatable, creative, inspirational concept targeted at youth.
• Proposed anti-corruption messages specifying how anti-corruption mechanisms – such as complaints to CIABOC – may be used. (This would be further developed with TISL’s input once the supplier is finalized)
• Samples of similar past campaigns
• Proposed cost within the stipulated budget inclusive of travel, accommodation and food costs for the crew.
• Ability to complete the activity within 1 month beginning in late June.

Deliverables: Two 3-minute videos (Sinhala & Tamil languages w/ English subtitles).
The indicative budget for this activity is Rs. 350,000-400,000.
The contract will be awarded on a VFM basis.
TISL will provide the required expertise wherever required or requested.

Proposals along with a detailed budget should be emailed to [email protected] by 17th June, 2019.

Call for Proposals/Expressions of Interest – Campaign for Public Access to Asset Declarations

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. TI has an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, and more than 100 Chapters worldwide.

TISL has been at the forefront of the campaign to ensure public access to the asset declarations of elected representatives for close to 6 years. Major strides have been made in this endeavour over the past 6 months following an order from the RTI Commission and the unilateral action taken by 7 Members of Parliament to make their asset declarations public. For more information visit http://www.tisrilanka.org/MPassets/

June 30, 2019 marks the deadline for members of parliament to submit their asset declarations for the year 2018/2019. TISL will be launching a public awareness campaign on asset declarations with a twofold objective. Firstly, it must encourage more MPs to voluntarily disclose their asset declarations to the public and secondly it should look to mainstream the topic of asset declarations in the public conscience.

TISL is seeking the services of creative agencies/content producers to bolster our efforts to raise public awareness on the importance of publicly accessible asset declarations as a tool to strengthen accountability and fight corruption and to encourage public representatives to disclose their asset declarations to the people.

Proposals can be made for the following elements of the campaign –
a) Artwork and targeted messaging for a series of billboards, newspaper advertisements and social media posts. (Including memes, GIFs and other content)

b) A series of live action videos which highlight the importance of the issue. Video content should be targeted at a mass audience (Sinhala & Tamil). Videos should not be longer than 30 seconds and produced with virality as a priority.

c) Engagement with social media influencers/content creators

Proposals must include a detailed budget with a breakdown of costs and a timeline for implementation. Demonstrated creative capacity, past experience and the ability to complete all deliverables within 3 weeks of being contracted will be an added advantage.

Submissions can be made for each individual element or for the campaign as a whole. In the event of a proposal being submitted for the campaign as a whole, the submission should be made distinguishing each element (i.e – point a, b, c) with a separate budget.

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] with “Asset Declaration Campaign” mentioned as the subject, no later than Sunday, 2 June 2019. Shortlisted submissions will be called on to present their proposals between 4-7 June 2019.

For clarifications on the terms of reference please contact Nadim on 077 167 4111

Terms of Reference – Researcher/Research Team to Conduct Election Spending Assessment

About Us
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. TI has an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, and more than 90 Chapters worldwide.

TISL has published a brief on the issue of election campaign finance in Sri Lanka, and is committed to the promotion of transparency of political parties’ and candidates’ election-related income and expenditure, to better inform and enhance voter choice at elections.
‘A Brief on Election Campaign Finance in Sri Lanka’ is available at http://www.tisrilanka.org/works/a-brief-on-election-campaign-finance-in-sri-lanka/ .

Terms of Reference
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) seeks a researcher/team of researchers to conduct an assessment of election spending by candidates and parties at parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka.
The methodology for the assessment must be provided by the applicant in their proposal, and must cover the Colombo district as well as the maximum possible number of other districts based on the budget indicated. The purpose of the assessment is to arrive at a research-driven finding of average spending at Parliamentary elections, including third party, non-financial and indirect spending.

The researcher/team should ideally have:
– Knowledge and experience relating to the elections process in Sri Lanka as well as familiarity with political party finances
– Data analysis skills
– Quantitative/simple qualitative research experience
– Ability to write high quality reports in English
– Proficiency in both Sinhala and Tamil – sufficient to conduct interviews, interact with relevant stakeholders on the phone etc.
– Ability to summarise and present research findings in local languages

Please send in a proposal including the following to [email protected] by 4th June, 2019:
– Methodology for the selection of sample districts, candidates and parties in a representative manner,
– Methodology on data-collection and calculation of findings,
– Professional fee,
– Travel and accommodation costs (if applicable),
– timeline to complete the work within 3 months,
– 4 hours in the week where the researcher/team can work from the TISL office premises for the duration of the assessment.

The stipulated budget range is Rs. 250,000 – Rs. 300,000 inclusive of all costs. The successful candidate will be selected by TISL’s knowledge procurement committee on a value for money (VFM) basis.